Thursday, December 5, 2013

Plein-air Study 3

Plein-air Drawing

Plein-air Painting

Plein-air studies of Chimney Beach, north east shore of Lake Tahoe. (Pencil on paper, and oil on canvas panel.  9" x 12".)  The drawing was done first, then transferred onto a canvas panel.  I was just focusing on colors and values at the painting phase.  They were done this past summer.  We had a huge infestation of yellow jackets this year.  It was really hard to focus on my task, working along with them!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

The New Work, "L" and Process Shots

Here is my latest piece, "L", oil on Masonite board, 11"x14".  Enjoy!

Charcoal Drawing Inked

Wash In 1

Wash In 2
Wash In 3
Wash In 4
Form Painting 1

Form Painting 2

Form Painting 3
Completed Painting

Thursday, November 14, 2013

The New Work, "Edythe" and Process Shots

Edythe Final

Preliminary Charcoal Drawing

Inked Drawing

Wash In

WIP Form Painting

WIP 2 Form Painting

Oil on linen, 10" x 8".

Portrait of my wife, Edythe.  She lives in my heart forever.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

The New Work, "Respite 2" and Process Shots

Preliminary Drawing

Drawing Transfer

Color Study

WIP / Wash In

WIP / Wash In

WIP / Form Painting

WIP / Form Painting

Respite 2 Final

Oil on Masonite board, 12" x 16".

The painting is the most recent piece, but the idea has been brewing quite some time, and finally had a chance to execute it. It is a simple idea of capturing a model's unguarded moment between poses. My studio is much more cluttered, but is simplified for the sake of the piece.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Farewell, Edythe!

Last Breath

Edythe, circa 1946

Farewell Edythe, my dear wife.  May your soul rest in peace.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

The New Work, "Cloudy Days"

2013, oil on linen, 16" x 18".

Here is my latest life painting effort.  I wanted to just use a natural light from the window, but we had a succession of cloudy days, so I devised to hang an artificial light at the window.  It worked pretty well for getting a consistent main light source.

The model was a trooper.  She was always on time, conscientious, and held the pose well.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Plein-air Study 2

Winter Dorostkar Park

Another quick plein-air study at Dorostkar Park of west Reno, Truckee River running through it.  Oil on illustration board, 8" x 10".

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Plein-air Studies

Westpoint Hill (After the Morning Rain)

Galena Creek Forest

Two quick plein-air studies done in oil on illustration boards, 10" x 8".  Sometimes it is challenging to do an outdoor painting during winter months, especially when you have to fight the bitter cold temperature, but hard to resist the beautiful winter palette.